Date of birth:
1977.01.27
Hometown:
Nicosia, Cyprus
Sponsors:
DHL, Tony suit,
Hobbies:
WingsuitSkydive , BASE jump , Paramotor
Gear:
Tony suit

BIO

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My name is Tasos Polykarpou and I was born in Cyprus. I started sports from a young age with scuba diving, climbing, hiking, swimming, kite surfing, paramotoring, BASE jumping and Skydiving. I decided to concentrate to few of them, so the last years I am BASE jumper, wingsuit pilot and Paramotor pilot.

I believe by focusing in a specific sport is helping me as an athlete to become good. The last years I am focused and do training in wingsuit that I love a lot. I am lucky enough because I am living in Cyprus, 340 days per year with perfect weather so I can train in good conditions.


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2016: 1st place Wingsuit performance competition Italian Nationals
  • 2016: 2nd place Wingsuit performance competition Norway Nationals
  • 2016: 2nd place Wingsuit performance competition Russian Nationals
  • 2016: 4th Place Worldwide ranking in Wingsuit Performance Competition

INTERVIEW 2017.01.05

What are you looking for to accomplish?

I love the wingsuit performance and my targets are to be one of the best pilots in the world and to grow up knowledge for the wingsuit performance in my country, Cyprus.

What would be your greatest achievement?

Now I am 4th in the world, so for sure to be 1st in the wingsuit performance.

What kind of difficulties does your sport’s performance involve?

Difficulties that I face are mostly about the lack of training facilities in Cyprus and the specific requirements that must be met for efficient training.

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What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

When I overcome my fears and perform well.

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

I practice my sport techniques to Drop Zones all over the world mostly alone since this is a solo sport.

What do you do during your training which is key to your success?

I am very concentrated and focused before the jump, during the jump and after the jump; it’s very important for me to visualize my fly before the jump and then it’s very important to debrief my jump.

What are you most nervous about when competing?

All the procedures of the competition make me nervous but I am trying to manage it and enjoy the jump, because I love my sport and all my friends that I compete against.

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

I am not sure but I hope my wife and my daughter!!!

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What is the best piece of advice you have been ever given?

Be safe.

What are your future plans?

I am planning to continue with my performance competitions and also to work on the new design of my suit and equipment.

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What are your tips for those who begin now?

Try and Never stop to dream!

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